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Design Innovative Robots with LEGO SPIKE Prime

By : Aaron Maurer
5 (1)
Book Image

Design Innovative Robots with LEGO SPIKE Prime

5 (1)
By: Aaron Maurer

Overview of this book

The new LEGO SPIKE Prime is one of the latest additions to the LEGO robotics line of products. This book will help you to enjoy building robots and understand how exciting robotics can be in terms of design, coding, and the expression of ideas. The book begins by taking you through a new realm of playful learning experiences designed for inventors and creators of any age. In each chapter, you'll find out how to build a creative robot, learn to bring the robot to life through code, and finally work with exercises to test what you've learned and remix the robot to suit your own unique style. Throughout the chapters, you'll build exciting new smart robots such as a handheld game, a robotic arm with a joystick, a guitar, a flying bird, a sumobot, a dragster, and a Simon Says game. By the end of this LEGO book, you'll have gained the knowledge and skills you need to build any robot that you can imagine.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)

Building the handheld game

This is a very simple build. Please keep in mind that with a game such as Simon Says, there are countless ways to build the device. The build is kept simple so that you can modify it to your own liking:

  1. Begin the build by starting with the Intelligent Hub.

    Figure 7.2 – Beginning with the Intelligent Hub

  2. On the bottom row of pin holes on the sides of the Intelligent Hub, add two gray H perpendicular connector pins to each side.

    Figure 7.3 – Attaching gray perpendicular connector pins

  3. Attach a purple 11L beam to both sides across the two gray H perpendicular connector pins.

    Figure 7.4 – Attaching purple 11L beams

  4. Next, add four black connector pins to the top-corner pin holes of the Intelligent Hub.

    Figure 7.5 – Inserting four black connector pins

  5. On either side of the Intelligent Hub, attach an azure curved panel to the black connector pins. On the ends of these azure curved panels, insert black connector pins...